I have been backing Obama since the beginning of his campaign and, having been raised in Illinois for 15 years, I have watched the last 5 of his career. I am a supporter, not for his policies for Asian Americans, but for my personal gut feeling that he is the better man for the job. McCain is another cutout version of W that the country doesn’t need. Barack stands for Hope in addition to Change, but most importantly, he stands for the people.
Obama will restore the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to work towards its original goal of meeting the underserved needs of AAPIs.
Obama praised passage of The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, which provided millions for Tribal and AAPI serving institutions.
Obama pledges full federal commitment to Fast Track Compact Impact Reimbursement.
Obama co-sponsored Minority Health Improvement and Health Disparity Elimination Act.
Obama passed the DREAM Act in Illinois.
Obama cosponsored the Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2007.
Obama cosponsored Comprehensive Immigration Legislation, and introduced amendments to reduce immigration backlogs.
Obama was raised with Asian culture in Hawaii And Asia.
2008: McCain condemned comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation he Initially Championed with Sen. Kennedy.
During the Republican primary, McCain flipped to oppose the DREAM Act.
McCain voted against $540 Million in funding for Minority Health Services.
McCain has repeatedly voted against increasing funding for Pell Grants and student loans.
McCain Voted against compensating americans of Japanese descent who were interned during World War II.
McCain opposes expanding the successful state Children’s Health Insurance Program to provide health insurance to millions of low-income children.
McCain supports privatizing Social Security, which would add one trillion to the national debt that republicans often don’t care about.
Now.. having said all this, you’re entitled to your vote and I’m entitled to mine. Just be sure to think before you react and respond before you judge. But, most importantly inform yourself of the facts before you go in to vote. America is counting on every vote.